Queluz Travel Guide

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  • Palace (Queluz, Lisbon)
    Palace (Queluz, Lisbon)
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  • Palace (Queluz, Portugal)
    Palace (Queluz, Portugal)
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Queluz Highlights

  • Pro
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     The sheer opulance and splendor, go for it. 

  • Con
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     Can be crowded to point of not seeing things 

  • In a nutshell
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     Get there early or late to avoid tourist rushes 

Queluz Things to Do

  • Palácio Nacional de Queluz: The Palace

    Infante D. Pedro III ordered to built this Palace in 1.747Pics:- Main: Main facade- 2nd: Throne Room- 3rd: Dining Room of the Tiles- 4th: Ambassadors' Room- 5th: Don Quixote Room

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  • Palácio Nacional de Queluz: The Gardens

    Once you have visited the Palace, have a nice walk in the beautiful gardens.Last pic: Neptuno Fountain.

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  • Back Garden & Grotto

    In addition to the formal garden in the front, there is a vast back garden. Be sure not to miss it, both for the wonderful shade it offers, as well as for the view of this stunning azulejo grotto. You will admire the work and skill that were put into making this beautiful architectural monument.

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  • Palace Interior

    Throne Room is one of the most impressive rooms of the palace, even though the original floor has not sirvived. Most of the furniture of the palace has been taken by the royal family to Brazil as they fleed the French during Napoleon's invasion. Most of the other rooms are a lot less opulent.My favorite room is the sunny Room of Azulejos where you...

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  • Palacio de Queluz

    This palace was built by Queen Maria I, whose statue graces the square in front of it. This palace is not 100%-preserved, as it has suffered significantly during the French occupation and the subsequent passage of time, but it still has retained a lot to impress a visitor. You may even dine in the original kitchen if you wish, and the place does...

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  • National Palace of Queluz (5)

    This is the Don Quixote chamber, where our King Pedro IV was born and died.The chamber has this name because the painted scenes by Manuel da Costa telling the story of Don Quixote.

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  • National Palace of Queluz (1)

    Sometimes when I look at these pictures I almost think that they weren't taken in Portugal, although the state rooms aren't in their best condition (as many other things in Portugal) this palace is very beautiful....

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  • National Palace of Queluz (2)

    The Hanging Gardens designed by Robillion, were built over arches, raising the ground in front of the palace above the surounding gardens. Near we find also the Malta Gardens. These gardens were used to perform some classical music concerts, the court started to hear the concert at the music room and then the concert would continue at the gardens.

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  • National Palace of Queluz (3)

    The Gardens were (as the main building) made as they were in France in Versailles... Please see my travelogues where I have one with some osf the state rooms...On this picture my mom and wife thought that I didn't have batteries in my camera :)))

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Queluz Restaurants

  • Young and swingin'

    This little place is obviously new, has a crisp modern look and is a wi-fi spot if you want a place to use your laptop. The first time I went through it, the large flat screen TV on the wall was showing a lady doing her strip-tease act and there were quite a few young people present. That evening, my wife and I stopped for a dessert and coffee. No...

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  • Friendly local place with good food

    This restaurant is nothing fancy and the food is basic but well prepared. It has a small dining room which is pleasant enough and the staff does very good service. We had a full dinner here one night and another came in for late sandwiches and beer. It is a pleasant and by and large local place which gives a pleasant welcome to the occasional...

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Queluz Transportation

  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Road distances from Qeluz to:- Liboa/Lisbon: 15 kms.- Sintra: 17 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 633 kms.- Paris (France): 1.744 kms.If you check the website, you will find information about some other road distances together with driving distances and the best routes.

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  • By Train

    The station in Queluz is called Queluz-Belas, and there are some stations in Lisbon where you can take the train. You will be there in about 15 minutes.In Lisbon:- Rossio: It's in the city centre. Metro: Restauradores (blue line), although Rossio metro station (green line) is not far anyway.- Sete Rios: Further north from the city centre, just in...

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  • Train

    You can get to Queluz by taking the train either from Lisbon (Rossio station or Sete Rios station, which is right next to the Jardim Zoologico metro station), or on the way back from Sintra. The station is called Queluz-Bela, and train depart and arrive on average every 15 min.

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Queluz Local Customs

  • A blue tree?

    Walking down a normal street toward the train station we encountered this blue tree. What does it signify? Who painted it? Why? All a mystery, but made for an interesting diversion.

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  • Sleep secure here

    I was not able to precisely identify the nature or purpose of the military group shown in the photo, but assume that they have to do with the security of the Palace as it is used for state affairs of various kinds and hosts a lot of foreign dignitaries. Each morning they would emerge from their pretty pink building and go through a short drill. The...

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Queluz Warnings and Dangers

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    by NunoF Written Jan 4, 2004

    Well if you are thinking on building your new home, don't forget to have less stairs, otherwise your children will have to have some help :))))

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Queluz Off The Beaten Path

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    by el_ruso Written Dec 24, 2005

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    I am not sure what is located in this building, but it appears to belong to the army. It is located right across from the palace.

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  • Garden statues

    Scattered all over the gardens are statues depicting just about every thing you could imagine. From what looks to be scenes from Roman mythology to what reminds me of an Egyptian sphinx and even cupid and his "victims".

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  • Gardens

    Just a few views aroun the various gardens that surround the palace, from the Pensil Gardens, to the Malta Gardens and by way of the Tiled Canal, there is lots to see outside as well as inside the Queluz Palace.

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  • Neptune Fountain

    A beautiful fountain in the Pensil gardens, the Neptune fountain brings back memories of Roman gods and goddesses. But wait a minute, this is a christian culture here in Portugal and there have been times in history when the christian religious authorities destroyed any images that were pagan. I have seen ancient religious sites in Israel where the...

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